There are thousands of international students that pick Austria to pursue their graduate or undergraduate courses. If you too are interested in studying here, then we will guide you on how you could study in Austria.
1. Pick Your Subject and University
Austria boasts of some universities that are globally ranked. These prestigious universities offer skilled faculty and quality programs. Here are some examples of universities that you could pick based on the subject that you like to pursue:
- Engineering – Vienna University of Technology, Graz University of Technology, Johannes Kepler University of Linz
- Masters in Business Administration – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Lauder Business School, IMADEC Executive Education
- Computer Science & IT – Institute of Science and Technology, University of Alberta Augustana Campus
- Management – PEF Private University of Management, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
There are many well-known universities in which you can study in Austria.
2. Application Requirements
Every university has its own set of requirements but overall, here are some common points that you must remember while filling out an application for a college:
- Almost all Austrian universities need the students to know German. This is especially for all the Bachelor programs because they are taught in German.
- Those looking forward to English degrees should be fluent in English.
- You must have a valid diploma or the passed certificate of the previous degree that you have cleared in your country. Your application will be accepted based on the marks obtained, and it also determines the subject that you chose to pursue your studies in Austria further.
- You must have appropriate professional experience if you are looking forward to applying to the University of Applied Sciences.
- All Non-European Union Students and Non-European Economic Area Students belonging to a Non-European Union Country or Non-European Area Country will have to pick the same discipline that they undertook in their previous degree. For example, if you have completed Bachelors in Business, you cannot pick a Masters in Computer Analytics.
These are some common points that every university in Austria looks for.
3. Required Documents
The documents required for your enrolment in Austrian University are as follows:
- Photocopy of your passport or ID Card
- Your Last Completed diploma – high school diploma for Bachelor’s studies or Bachelor’s diploma for Master’s studies
- German language proficiency – high school certificate affirming German lessons for at least four years or a diploma in the German language
- English language proficiency – IELTS, TOEFL
The mentioned documents are common for both students EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA. However, the non-EU/EEA students must also provide and additional document:
· A certificate of special qualification for university studies (Nachweis der besonderen Universitätsreife). A student must prove that he or she is eligible to pursue university studies in the field chosen by them.
4. Check for Entrance Examinations
Some universities of Austria have entrance examinations oral/written or both that are held six months before the term commences.
5. Deadlines for Application
Austrian universities are specific about deadlines, and you must know when to submit your application:
Non-EU/EEA Students must submit their applications by September 1 for the winter semester and by February 1 for the summer semester.
6. Enrolment Procedure and Payment of Fees
Once you are accepted by the university, you will have to submit your original documents, pay the fees and get your student’s ID. The fees for private universities could be anywhere between €6000 and €11,000 for a year. Public universities charge about €700 for a year.
7. Apply for Visa
- Enrolment proof
- Proof of funds
- police clearance
- Accommodation proof
- Health insurance
- Receipt of fee for your residence permit that costs €120 (for now)
You will love to stay and study in Austria!
Best Scholarships in Austria
Government of Austria IPT Scholarships for Developing Countries
Government of Austria is providing IPT Scholarships for students from developing countries to study in Austria. Scholarships cover, in part or fully, tuition fees and full board accommodation during the training.
Provider: Government of the Republic of Austria
Course: Degree program
Award: Tuition fees & accommodation
Merit-Based Financial Aid for International Students in Austria, 2020
Music and Arts University in Vienna is pleased to offer Merit-Based Scholarships for International Students to study in Austria. In order to take advantage of the grants, candidates are required to take admission in the undergraduate and postgraduate degree at university. The scholarship will provide merit-based support 750.00 EUR or more than 1,500 EUR.Advertisements
Provider: Music and Arts University, Vienna
Course: Undergraduate and postgraduate degree
Award: 750.00 EUR-1,500 EUR
Deadline: 18 October 2019
WU Need-Based funding for International Students in Austria, 2020
Vienna University of Economics and Business is inviting applications for WU Need-Based funding for International Students in Austria. The students must be a citizen of Austria and EEA member country and applying for the masters and PhD degree at the university. The sponsorship will be awarded worth up to € 750 or exceed € 3,600.
Provider: Vienna University of Economics and Business
Course: Postgraduate and PhD degree
Award: € 750 or exceed € 3,600
Deadline: October 18, 2019
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Scholarships in Austria, 2019
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation is a delight to announce financial aid for the brightest candidates. To be eligible, the applicant must be full-time students from US partner universities of the University of Graz interested in conducting part of their research at the university. The claimants will get the amount worth up to EUR 4.000 – 10.000 depending on the duration of stay.
Provider: Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
Award: EUR 4.000 – 10.000
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Helmut Veith Stipend for International Female Students in Austria, 2019
Helmut Veith Stipend is an amazing opportunity for females around the world to join the master degree program in Austria. The successful candidates will receive EUR 6000 annually for a duration of up to two years. In addition, all tuition fees are waived.
Provider: Vienna University of Technology
Course: Master’s degree program
Award: EUR 6000 annually
Deadline: November 30, 2019